3 Replies Latest reply: Aug 28, 2011 6:28 AM by achtung6
achtung6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

I clicked on a link that added a calendar to my ical which has now synced with my Google calendar and added all the events to it as well.  Unfortunately, I did not realize that this was going to add every single instance (multiple events per day) to all my calendars.

 

I'd like to reverse this action but there is not easy way to do this in ical it seems.  I cannot "delete" the calendar because it does not appear in the list of subscribed calendars in ical.

 

I subscribed to two calendars this way and I'd like to remove them both.  I also have to now deal with how to remove hundreds of entries in my Google calendar....and it seems there is no batch delete there either unless I pay for a third party program....arrrgh

 

If anyone can shed some light on this I'd be most grateful.


Mac mini, Mac OS X (10.7.1)
  • Roger Wilmut1 Level 9 Level 9 (68,535 points)

    When you subscribe to a calendar you are offered the choice of importing it as a new calendar - in which case it will appear in the list - or adding it to an existing calendar. It sounds as if this is what you have done: do the events in this calendar appear in the same colour as another calendar?

     

    If this is what you have done you have inextricably merged the calendars. You can only delete the unwanted events one at a time.

  • achtung6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for your reply.  I "subscribed" to a couple of motorsports calendars in iCal by visiting a direct link on the Apple website like this one: http://www.apple.com/downloads/macosx/calendars/2011motogpworldchampionshipcalen darprovisional_gpticketltd.html    

     

    This adds the events contained in this calendar directly to iCal and I can't for the life of me find a way to "unsubscribe" or eliminate these entries short of erasing them manually one by one.  Unfortunately, there are many of them.

     

    If you know how I may go about doing this in an efficient manner, please let me know!

  • achtung6 Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Please disregard.  I found the solution.  It seems that these types of calendars are a download that is then "imported" into iCal.  I was able to delete the events by searching for them in the search box within iCal, highlighting them all and mass delete.  Worked like a charm.